The state public health department acknowledged that five individuals died of cholera in the Maharashtra district of Amravati, and that 181 more have been diagnosed with the disease.
There were two ladies and three men among those who died. Three of these patients were between the ages of 24 and 40, while two were over the age of 70.
On July 7, cholera, a water-borne disease, broke out in the Amravati district’s Chikhaldara and Amravati blocks. The current outbreak is in three villages in the Chikhaldara block (Dongri, Koylari, and Ghana) and one village in the Amaravati block (Naya Akola).
Medical teams are working round the clock in outbreak-affected villages and efforts for prevention and control in terms of water quality monitoring, patient surveillance, management and treatment, and health awareness are underway, said the state government.
A state-level squad is currently in the district to investigate the outbreak and provide appropriate guidance.
Additional Health Secretary (Public Health) reviewed the outbreak situation in detail and necessary instructions have been given regarding the outbreak control to the District Collector and Chief Executive Officer of Amaravati district administration.